Before killing Duncan, he has "no spur to prick the sides of [his] intent, but only faulty ambition", displaying that he can still recognise the unnecessariness of his actions. If Lady Macbeth had not questioned his "act and valour", it is likely he would have avoided the first murder that lead to him being "in blood stepp'd in so far" that he saw no point to redemption. Macbeth displays an inherent desire to do good in his subconscious projecting his anxieties into "a dagger of the mind", and later, "Banquo's ghost". Further, his deep guilt is displayed only moments after his first murderous act by his inability to "say Amen". However, whilst Macbeth is guilty for the crimes as evident by his mind being "full of scorpions", the fact that he easily displays "unfelt sorry" makes clear his character is still growing progressively flawed.
Odysseus's disguise as a beggar allows him to enter his kingdom so he can plan his revenge on the suitors. Ordeal The ordeal that Frodo must face is the final destruction of the ring. He must throw away the ring into the volcano from whence is came, Mount Doom. Doing this will destroy Sauron and his evil forces forever. However important this may seem, Frodo hesitates when he is faced with the challeng.
1. 132-7). Romeo immediately tells Tybalt he will fight him and that he himself, Tybalt, or the both of them will die. Romeo completely reverses how he was acting before when he slays Tybalt and this is yet another time Romeo could not control his impulsiveness. Certainly, Romeo can have much worse things happen to him.
Scar had a jealous conscience and dark deep desires since Simba was the heir to the throne. Thus he wanted to murder Mufasa and Simba to seize the position. He murders Mufasa but Simba survived, Scar then advised Simba to run away, declaring he was responsible for the tragic death of his father and to never come back, like this he would not disturb his reign. The fervor for power led Scar to murder his own brother who was the king were horrendous actions shaped by power. Once Scar reigned he did as he pleased with his reign, at the end, there was no water or food left it to turn into an eerie place plenty of evilness.
Beowulf states that Grendel's mom will not be able ti hide from his wrath. Beowulf assures that Grendel's mom will be eliminated. After Beowulf gets to be ruler in Geatland, he demonstrates his awesome unselfishness yet again by promising to execute the flame mythical serpent. Beowulf is said to have sworn to murder the mythical serpent, which has brought on an unsettling influence among his kingdom. These brave acts offered by Beowulf shows a great part of his integrity.
Throughout the whole play, it is evident that he almost “never examines the consequence of his actions” (Dickey 470) as his impulsivity assumes total control. By being so reckless and hasty, Romeo leads himself and his love straight to the tomb. After Mercutio’s death, “Romeo casts aside all reason and begins a chain of passionate action” (Dickey 470), consequently leading to his and his lover’s ultimate doom. The logical and reasonable action to take is to be patient and let the law punish Tybalt for his felony; however, Romeo acts with haste and charges at Tybalt instead. Not only does Romeo manage to kill Tybalt, but he also turns the law against himself, as the Prince declares Romeo’s banishment.
It is similarly presented within the two works because as the plot progresses, both Hamlet and Conrad, come to the conclusion that fate will always overpower free will. In Hamlet, through struggling with trying to create a plan to avenge his father’s death, Hamlet realizes that he must leave everything up to fate if he wishes to be successful. For example, when Hamlet kills Polonius, he says, “Take thy fortune. / Thou find’st to be too buy is some danger.” (Shakespeare, III, IV, 34-35). Through this quote, the audience is able to see that by Hamlet relying on fate and fortune, he was able to kill Polonius and should he continue to let fate take control, he would eventually avenge his father’s death.
The two themes work together to teach the audience that when ambition is unchecked by moral considerations it leads to disaster. The first example of this was when Macbeth killed Duncan. His better judgment told him not to yet his ambition overrode him and in result the night was faced with numerous encounters of chaos including the Earth shaking as if it had a fever. After this first endeavor, Macbeth continued to disregard his morals and let his desires run his actions. In doing so, he murders Banquo and faces an unnatural ghostly consequence.
In his greed, or desire to fulfill the prophecy, Macbeth murders several people, including King Duncan and Macbeth’s own friend Banquo. As he is trying to talk himself out of murder, he says, “I have no spur to prick the sides of my intent, but only vaulting ambition, which o’er leaps itself and falls on the other” ,(Act 1 Scene 7 Shakespeare 62). Then Macbeth realizes that greed is his only motivator, yet he continues to pursue the thrown. The theme ambition plays a big role in Macbeth testing Macbeth disloyalty. Macbeth said to himself, “Stars, hide your fires; Let not light see my black and deep desires”, (Act 1 Scene 4 Shakespeare 48) “Stars, hide your fires” is personification.
After calling out to the Cyclops and revealing his complete identity, Odysseus’ ships were driven off course in the complete opposite direction, further delaying their journey home. Odysseus’ struggle for kleos while living repeatedly affected him negatively. He continues to seek glory, regardless of the circumstances, and therefore ends up on the brink of death time and time again. Odysseus’ seek for kleos inhibits his ability to identify when the risks outweigh the benefits of any